* 3.00.00 2008-10-06
- Samba upgraded from 3.2.3 to 3.2.4.
- CLAM AV upgraded from 0.93.1 to 0.94.
- Added vol_id to the OS (part of udev), so to get filesystems'
labels, and maybe restore them one day (out of the BS-dd way).
- Removed smbmount, smbmnt, smbumount. These antiquities were older
than the samba package installed, and could lead shell users to
- Added Reiser4Progs 1.0.6 and ReiserFSProgs 3.6.19 to the OS,
so we can now play with Reiser filesystems.
- Added Testdisk 6.10 to the OS. Can recover a partition table,
the MBR, a bootsector, partitions ... great app. Includes Photorec.
- If the user has forgotten to unzip Partimage.zip to the dir
he wants to store images in, we'll now create the
Create_New_Image directory, but not the other ones.
- Detects unused segments in devices (so we could expand parts).
- Little bug fix: a cciss directory on a bootable media would
not be detected (thx Superdac).
- Added the parameter Extend_Parts_Whenever_Possible.
Sometimes, you'll restore images to a bigger drive.
Sometimes, there will be empty space after or between parts.
Set this parameter to Y if you want PING to extend partitions
and contained filesystems each time it's possible. If the
param is not set, PING will ask the user.
- Reports the end of the /var/log/partimag-debug.log in /tmp/x.log.
- Don't try any more to use ntfsresize if the unused space is
ridiculously small --wouldn't do anything anyway.
- If there's only one partition and you want a local backup,
PING will now resize not only NTFS but also ext2-3, fat32,
and hsf+ filesystems (using parted and resize2fs, as parted
can't handle ext2/3 any more).
- The antique Partimage.zip's folder Partition_and_Format_ANY_Computer
has been removed. Instead, write a file in an image directory, and
call it HDD_Target.txt . Copy the structure of a HDD_Look.txt file
and adjust to what you want your HDD to look like.
- The antique Partimage.zip's folder Backup_Local_Hard_Disk has
been removed. Instead, create an image and ask for tar/gz instead
of partimage or zsplit.
- No more .part ; these files must be replaced with a HDD_Target.txt
file. Sorry, no choice.
- You can now choose tar+gzip/bzip2 instead of partimage or zsplit.
I guess this should especially help people cloning linux systems.
If used to clone a Windows system, ACLs won't be restored.
- Finally! finally, in the menu used to choose what partitions to
store, loop until an item is chosen (the Space Bar thing).
Honnestly, let's call it a Bug fix.
- If an addon-*.tar.gz file is stored in an image directory, it will
be untarred to the root of the PING OS before any other image file
- If a ping.conf file is stored in an image directory, it will be
parsed before all other image files are addressed (but second to a
possible addon-*.tar.gz). The contained parameters will overwrite
those eventually passed by /etc/ping.conf or the APPEND line of
- Add a screen warning if there's data on the disk and it's going
to be overwritten -- except if AUTO mode is set on, or if new
param Dont_Warn_Me is set on.
- Linux kernel: added drivers for nVidia IDE.
- Linux kernel: added drivers for Marvell SATA (experimental).
- Dell fix: we now propose users to let us do the job for them.
If they let us do, when creating an image out of a Dell box,
we'll store only the part containing the OS and not the two
Dell parts. We'll also fix the boot.ini for it to boot the now
first part, and will prepare a HDD_Target.txt file so restoration
will use all available space on the drive.
- Howto: mention Unetbootin as a good tool to have a USB device
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